Female Leadership 2022-09-07T15:49:34+00:00

Female Professional Development and Confidence Building

Young women face particular leadership challenges – whether that be tackling imposter syndrome, ensuring their voice is heard, being treated equally, developing their confidence or creating a support network and ultimately being their authentic selves in order to succeed.

Female Coaching Professionals

Our female career mentors have been there themselves and support you on your career trajectory, every step of the way, helping you to build a successful and happy career.

How much does it cost?

The initial coaching session (90-120 minutes) starts from £300. Subsequent sessions cost from £195.

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Female Professional Development FAQs

What are the underlying challenges and barriers that women may face? 2022-09-07T15:46:58+00:00

Much research has shown the difference between men and women, the way their brains develop and their professional confidence. Until recently, woman at the pinnacle of their careers have adopted ‘male’ qualities to reach the C-level.  But thankfully today, more commonly female qualities including empathy, intuition, collaboration and self control are being increasingly recognised as key attributes.  Many of the barriers women face are self imposed – lack of confidence and low expectations.  These firstly need to be addressed through coaching and mentoring to build confidence and resilience.

What is imposter syndrome? 2022-09-07T15:47:18+00:00

Imposter syndrome is the feeling that everyone else knows exactly what they’re doing but you feel lost.  It’s a sense of self-doubt or lack of confidence that you can do the job and that you might be caught out at any time.  This feeling exists even when there’s lots of evidence showing that we are perfectly capable of doing what we’re doing and, according to recent research, more than seven in ten adults experience it at some stage or other.  Your Forward Coach can help you address this and build your confidence and resilience.

How much does it cost? 2022-09-07T15:47:41+00:00

The initial coaching session (c. 90 minutes) starts from £300.  Subsequent sessions cost from £195 per hour.

What does this programme contain? 2022-09-07T15:46:37+00:00

Our Female Leadership Development programmes help you to develop an authentic leadership style that aligns with your core self.  You will build confidence, resilience, management skills (time, people, projects), and be empowered to be your best you.

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‘Huge thanks once again for all your help – you really have been very instrumental in helping me get to where I wanted to’

Meet your coaches


What is the difference between a life and a career coach? 2020-12-11T14:58:30+00:00

A life coach works with you to look at all aspects of your life; this can include career; romance; money; health/wellbeing and you chose which element (or more than one) you’d like to focus on and improve.

Coaching is very much goal focused (rather than therapy which is often addressing past traumas and other issues) so you can achieve your individual potential.

A coach helps you achieve the best you.

How much does it cost? 2021-01-13T08:57:38+00:00

All our programmes are designed around your personal needs, your goals and the challenges you wish to overcome. We match your requirements to the expert member(s) of our team to get you the right support – whether it is career direction, confidence building, personal branding or interview preparation – and work around your diary.

Each session is typically between one and two hours, but the length depends on the nature and range of the discussion. Sessions are supported with email and texts and homework is often given to make maximum progress.

An initial one to one coaching session, lasting 90-120 minutes, starts at £300. Subsequent sessions cost from £195. In most cases our clients invest between £300 – £700 in a coaching programme tailored to their specific needs.

Why 18-35? 2022-09-13T15:11:50+00:00

18-35 is a guideline. We do work with younger people still in education perhaps struggling with exam pressures, general anxiety, and other challenges and we do work with people older than 35. However, we have found that people mid-30s + have different challenges, best served by our sister company Rutbusters www.rutbusters.org

What are the benefits of career coaching? 2022-09-07T15:44:03+00:00

A career coach helps you identify, set and achieve your goals.  We all achieve so much more if we are very clear about where we want to get to, but so often job searching can simply be a ‘scatter gun’ of applications.

A career coach helps you clarify your strengths, motivations, interests and skills and identify a career path(s) (which sectors, activities,) that suit you; highlight any skills you might need to develop (e.g. interviewing, networking) and works with you to develop the tools you need (e.g. CV writing) to secure a great job.

Working with Forward helps others! 2020-12-11T14:58:39+00:00

When you invest in your future with Forward you’re also making great things happen in the world.  Forward is a member of B1G1—Business for Good

What can you expect from a career coach? 2020-12-11T14:58:26+00:00

In addition  to knowing what path you want to pursue, the most important things employers are now looking for are the ‘soft skills’ including  confidence and motivation, resilience and emotional intelligence – things our current education system does not cover.

A career coach will help you define  your career direction, ensure you have the tools to make the best applications, shine at interviews and build your key soft skills too.

Do I need a career coach? 2022-09-07T15:44:09+00:00

Yes, you would certainly benefit from career coaching if you don’t know what you want to do, which  path would suit you and how you can find it. Having a career coach is the best investment you can make.

If however you know exactly what you want and how to find it, then you don’t need a career coach.

However, if there are other areas in your life that are not exactly how you’d like them e.g. money/finance, work/life balance; family/friends; health/wellbeing, then a Forward life coach can help.

What are the different types of coaching styles 2022-09-13T15:13:31+00:00

The style will depend on what you the client want to achieve and your preferred style.  Some people like a challenging and stretching style; others a more supportive and encouraging style.  The free consultation with Catherine our Director of Client Relations will help you choose which coach is right for you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

What are the benefits of working with Forward? 2020-12-11T14:58:57+00:00

Our Forward coaches help you find a clear path to the life you want most.

We help you increase your self-awareness – of your strengths so you can maximise them and your weaknesses so you can address them.  Self-awareness is one of the most sought-after skills of today’s employers.

Our Forward coaches help you build confidence and support you to develop key skills.

Your Forward coach is your trusted partner who helps expand your thinking and gain perspective and clarity about your objectives.  Your coach is non-judgemental and has no agenda other than to help you be the best you can be.

Elite athletes, singers and top executives all have coaches to help them achieve and maintain their peak performance.  Isn’t it time you had one too?

Why Forward? 2022-09-13T15:09:22+00:00
  1. We have an outstanding track record of delivering results
  2. We are experts on the challenges and opportunities experienced by 18-30-year olds
  3. We’re great value for money
  4. We have coaches to suit every individual.
  5. We use proven world-class tools to help you achieve your goals
  6. Our extensive networks help you explore career paths and get to talk to professionals in their fields so you can learn about what working in different sectors and industries really looks like

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